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Bossier, Haughton qualify for 7-8 World Series

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Bossier City and Haughton All-Star teams qualified for the Dixie 7-8 Machine Pitch World Series with top-five finishes at the state tournament in Ville Platte on Sunday.

Bossier City finished second and Haughton finished fifth. There were 24 teams in the tournament.

The other three World Series qualifiers were also from Northwest Louisiana’s District 4 — Shreveport Nationals (first), Minden Continentals (third) and Shreveport Americans (fourth).

The Dixie Machine Pitch World Series is July 26-29 in West Monroe.

The state tournament began last Thursday with pool play. Bossier City rolled through Bracket A Thursday through Saturday with a 5-0 mark, outscoring its opponents 90-4.

Bossier City, Minden, the Shreveport Americans and the Shreveport Nationals advanced to the double-elimination championship bracket.

Bossier City dropped a 6-2 decision to the Shreveport Nationals Sunday morning before rebounding with wins over the Shreveport Americans, 14-3, and the District 4 champion Minden Continentals, 7-3.

That set up a rematch with the Shreveport Nationals, who won 7-3 to take the title.

Haughton finished second in the Bracket B pool with a 3-1-1 mark, qualifying for a four-team single-elimination playoff to determine the fifth qualifier for the World Series.

Haughton got the spot with victories over Ville Platte, 7-3, and Tioga, 12-11, Sunday.

Members of the Bossier All-Stars are Barrett Newman, Brandon Levy, Cade Josting, Chase Rambin, Clayton Brandon, Kenner Lauterbach, Mason Morgan, Riley Sitter, Roland Wilkinson, Trent Lape, Tyler Bouillion and Wesley Gardner.

Members of the Haughton All-Stars are Parx Walker, Connor Blank, Colin Rains, Nickolas Hensley, Sergio Delgado, Hayden Davis, Colin Patterson, Landon Ruybal, Caleb Brown, Colin Rosier, Ryan Iman and Chance Mouser.